The last thing you want is a clogged toilet in the middle of a family get-together. If you find yourself in dire straits, there are some quick and easy ways you can handle the situation until professionals can manage the toilet repair. Try these tips next time things get stuck, and then give us a call at Fix the Drip! Plumbing Company, LLC to ensure the rest of the toilet repair moves smoothly.
- Find the shut-off valve to prevent any more water flow. You will know a clog is happening if the water rises higher than it typically would. Shut off the water to the toilet to prevent an even messier situation.
- Try plunging to remove the clog. Try to move in a rhythmic motion, and make sure the head of the plunger is fully underwater to maintain that seal.
- If the plunger does not work, resist the temptation to use chemical drain cleaner. Chemicals can damage your toilet and pipes, so we recommend calling us for help instead if plunging does not work.
To prevent clogs in the future, some good habits include using less toilet paper, teaching children what can and cannot be flushed, and keeping the water jets around the toilet bowl cleared of obstructions. If you have any questions about toilet repair, reach out to us anytime for more help troubleshooting and addressing the root cause of the issue.